Garden Designers shares tips and expertise.

19 03, 2013

Creating a green oasis and softening the boundaries by Myles Challis

2019-08-08T13:59:58+00:00By |Garden Designers Column|

Though you may not always be conscious of it, one of the main features which makes a garden particularly appealing is its surroundings. By this I mean the neighbouring houses and buildings being screened from view by strategic perimeter planting.

17 02, 2012

Exploiting the “Heat Island” Effect in our plant choices and creating gardens PART 2 – by Myles Challis

2019-08-08T11:02:45+00:00By |Garden Designers Column|

The warmer temperature, especially at night, in large towns and cities opens up a huge range of exciting plants that could not be risked in more rural areas.  These are plants that would more normally be seen in the mild western gardens of say Cornwall or the Gulf Stream. For […]

29 12, 2011

Thoughts for Planting in the New Year

2019-08-08T11:01:19+00:00By |Garden Designers Column|

by Myles Challis Gardens are never static or shouldn’t be.  There are always improvements to be made be it with the design or with the planting.  As gardeners become more knowledgeable and experienced discovering new plants, changes are made, and the garden developed.

26 02, 2011

Architectural Plants for your Garden

2019-08-08T09:08:52+00:00By |Garden Designers Column|

Working with Architectural Plants for the Hardy Tropical Garden by Myles Challis If you want to create an exotic or tropical effect in the garden then there are some essential architectural plants with tropical allure that you will need to achieve this. Most are adaptable when it comes to sun or […]

9 02, 2011

Myles Challis – Garden Designer

2019-08-08T08:55:49+00:00By |Garden Designers Column|

Introduction to my blogs by Myles Challis – Garden Designer When I staged my first Show Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 1986, incidentally the first garden of its kind to be shown at the Chelsea Flower Show, it was met with a certain amount of bewilderment. No-one […]